Volume XVII. —Number 16. "
Varsity Club Plans
Big Sports Banquet
In Armory May 15th
Some All-Americas Ex
pected to Be Honor
W. N. (BifiTCox, Nor
folk Sports Writer
■Edenton’s Varsity Club is readying
plans for a gala sports banquet which
will be held in the armory on Monday
night, May 15, with athletes from
Edenton High School, as well as digni
taries from the sports world attending
as special guests. -> •
. The banquet is being staged by the
Varsity Club to honor the boys and
girls who participated in athletics at
Edenton High School during the 1949-
1950 school year, and to help stimu
late interest in athletics of all the
youngsters in the town and county.
Already, two All-Americans, Wake
Forest’s Charlie Teague and State’s
Dick Dickey, have accepted an invita
tion to attend the banquet and efforts
are underway to get Carolina’s fabu
lous Charlie “Choo-Ohoo" Justice to
attend. It is the club’s desire to have
an All-American in each of the three
major school sports to attend the af
fair which, if present plans material
ize, will the the biggest sports ban
quet ever staged in the Albemarle.
W. N. “Bill” Cox, loquacious sports
editor of the Norfolk-Vdrginian-iPilot,
will be the principal speaker for the
occasion. Cox has accepted the invi
tation and club members feel that he
will prove a tremendous success as
principal speaker what with his world
rs knowledge concerning the sports
world and his love of young athletes,
and prospective ahtletea, everywhere.
A five-m ;\n committee, hea led up by
vo-chairriieA* Clarence Leary and Cecil
Fry, have laid the ground work for
the banquet and promise a most en
tertaining evening for all who at
Awards will be made to athletes of
the school at the banquet as well as
certificates and trophies to the most
outstanding basketball and baseball
player. The Varsity Club presented a
“most outstanding football player”
trophy to Mack Privott some months
ago, shortly after the close of the
Upwards of 250 persons are expect
ed to attend the banquet and Varsity
Club members will began next week
to sell tickets for the affair. Tickets
must be purchased in advance as the
sale of these tickets will cease three
days before the banquet is staged. A
delicious meal is being planned as well
as a program which is expected to be
The policy of the Varsity Club is
to promote athletics for young and old
throughout the county and this ban
quet is expected to be a highlight of
the club’s year.
In commenting on the banquet,
President Bill Cozart said, “We of
the Varsity Club are definitely for
athletics of all kinds in Edenton and
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The. Rev. and Mrs. Paul J. Har
rell of Arlington, Va., announce the
birth of a daughter Saturday morning,
April 15, in the Arlington Hospital.
Mr. Harrell is the son of Mrs. Oscar
J. Harrell and brother of Mrs. Robert
PATIENT IN HOSPITAL
Mrs. Effie Holcomb is a patient In
Cjtowan Hospital as the result of an
operation performed last week. Mrs.
Holcomb is reported as making satis
MRS. WALLACE HOSPITALIZED
Mrs. Paul Wallace is a patient in
Chowan Hospital, where she under
went a major operation Thursday of
last week. Her condition is repented
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ATTENDING GRAND LODGE
Hubert Williford and D. ISldles left
Tuesday for Raleigh, where they are
attending the annual communication
of the Grand Lodge, A. F. A A. M.,
of North Carolina.
Mr. Williford represents Unanimity
Lodge of Edenton and Mr. Skiles is ;
serving as proxy for W. A. Harrell,
junior warden. /
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IN DEPAUL HOSPITAL
Noah J. Goodwin entered DePaul ;
Hospital in Norfolk Thursday of last
week for treatments. Friends will be
pleased to learn that latest reports <
are to the effect that he is respond- j
tag to the treatments. t
THE CHOWAN HERALD
j Stores Start Closing |
Effective Wednesday of this
week Edenton stores and business
establishments began the Wed
nesday half-holiday schedule,
which will be in effect during the
Each Wednesday afternoon the
stores will close at 1 o’clock, so
that the buying public js urged to
do their trading as early Wednes
day morning as possible.
BTU Members Os
Win At Convention
Local Group Qualifies
; For Entry In State
After being successful in the elimi
’ nation meeting of the ChoWan Asso
-1 ciation, five members of the Edenton
! B. T. U. qualified for the state-wide
tournaments at the State B. T. U.
Assembly this summer.
Miss Hazel Braswell, member of
t)ie Young People’s Union of the
1 BTU out-pointed her opponent from
’ tlie West Chowan Association in pre
! semting “The Un-advertdsed Side of
Alcoholic Beverages”, ©he is there
! by qualified to enter the state-wide
! contest at the State BTU Assembly
this summer. There she will compete
1 with young people of the ages 17
’ through 25 years from all sections of
- Junior BTU Members, Max
| ine Spruill, Sandra White, Linda
Leary and Billy Bunch, repeated their
successful record in the Junior Mem
ory Work Drill at the Associational
Meeting by doing the same thing at
the Regional BTU Convention. They
1 are now entitled to enter the state
; tournament at the State BTU Assem
' bly this summer.
All of these young people are be
ginning to point for the State As
-1 sembly and hope to continue their
' successful participation there.
Important Scout Mat
ters Are Scheduled
; For Discussion
Bill Southerland, field Scout execu
tive for the West Albemarle District,
announces a meeting of the West Al
■ bemarle District Committee to be held
. tonight (Thursday) at 8 o’clock in the
; Municipal Building.
Major points for discussion at the
meeting will be the forthcoming fi
nance drive, the camporee which will
be held for all the troops in the two
Albemarle districts April 29-30 and
recent Cubbing and Scouting activities
in the district.
Every riemoer of the district com
mittee is urgently requested to be
Lions Will Sponsor Ball
Game Tuesday Night
Edenton Lions dub will sponsor the
baseball game between Edenton and
Washington High Schools to be played
on Hicks Field Tuesday night of next
week, it was decided at the meeting
of the club Monday might. This ac
tion was taken at the suggestion of
Coach George Thompson with a view
of raising SSO toward the expenses of
the North Carolina tobacco exhibit ait
the forthcoming International Lions
Convention in Chicago during the
week of July 17.
Edenton Lions have agreed to selK
tickets for the game and otherwise
assist in bringing out a large crowd
for this .particular game, which is ex
pected to be one of the best of the
Dr. A. F. Downum gave a very in
teresting talk on the subject of tele
vision and its effect upon one’s vision,
pointing out the importance of proper .
lighting to avoid eye strain.
It was reported that the minstrel
show Friday night netted $192, with
a few reports on ticket sales still to t
come in. ' i
Eddnton, Chowan County, North Carolina, Thursday, April 20,1950.
Pack Meeting To Be
Held Friday Night
Number of Awards Will
Be Presented to Cub
Edenton Cub Pack 169, sponsored
by the Edenton Lions Club, will meet
tonight (Thursday) at 7:30 o’clock in
the Scout Cabin.
Den Mothers, Mrs. Clyde Hollowell,
Mrs. Robert Boyce, and Mrs. Horace
White have been working hard with
the Cubs in their dens in order to
make the meeting a success. They
were very disappointed when R. E.
Aiken found it necessary to resign as
Cubmaster. With the approval of the
sponsoring committee, they urged
Peter Carlton to it accept the position
of Cubmaster. His acceptance has
been a source of encouragement and
inspiration to the Cub Pack.
At the pack meeting, cash prizes
I will be awarded winners of the snap
shot contest which has been the .pack
project for the month. Judges for the
event will be Mayor Leroy Haskett;
City Councilman and chairman of the
1 pack, J. Clarence Leary, 'Sr.; Chief of
Police George I. Bail; Field Scout
Executive Bill Sutherland, and Mrs.
Corde B. White, president of the Busi
ness and Professional Woman’s Club.
A considerable number of awards
• are scheduled to be presented and five
1 new cubs are to be inducted. Those
1 receiving awards are: Gene Ashley,
• Milton Adams, Robert Boyce, Ralph
Chappell, Jerry Downum, Billy Elli
ott, Billy Griffin, Jerry Holmes, Ray
: Hollowell, Tommy Kehayes, Johnny
i Kramer, Frank Moore, Bobby O’Con
■ ner, David Peterson, Tom Parker, Dal
: las Stallings, Ray Ward, Paul Twid
■ dy, Arthur White, Caleb White, Luke
s Wright, Bruce White, Oscar White,
’ and Den Chief Pat Carlton, who re
i ceives his Webelos insignia.
' According to the den mothers there
' will be songs, games, and an interest
ing session on big plans for the re
. mainder of the year, including a trip
i to the State Capitol m Raleigh and
• a conference with Governor Kerr
■ Scott; a pilgrimage to the Wright
I Memorial at Kill Devil Hill; a soap
t box derby; plans for learning to swim |
r this summer under the direction of j
: Red Cross Water Safety Instructors j
■ and others.
Parents with, boys of Cub age. |
. eight through eleven, are cordially in- j
vited to attend this pack meeting.
• Parents of Cubs are especially urged;
Delinquent 1949 Taxes
Advertised In May
’ According -o action taken by Cho
, wan County Commissioners and Town
Council deliquent 1949 taxes will be
advertised in May and sold at the
■ Court House door in June.
The list of delinquent county taxes
will be advertised the first week in
May and the town taxes the following
County property will be sold by
, Sheriff J. A. Bunch the first Monday
. in June while Miss Louise Coke Town
I Tax Collector, will sell town property
i the second Monday in June.
, MASONS MEET TONIGHT
Unanimity Lodge, No. 7, A. F. & A.
M., will meet in regular session to
night (Thursday) at 8 o’clock. All
Masons are invited to attend.
Baseball and Us!
By W, JIM DANIELS, President of the Edenton Colonials, and
DR. J. A. POWELL, Vice President
We consider Edenton as one of the
nicest and grandest .places in which
to live, and along with this sentiment
there are some essentials to consider
which make it the greatest place in
creation.- Among these essentials are
catching speckled perch in Chowan
creeks and waters; eating Chowan
watermelons in tile shade and comfort
of our own backyards; and last but
not the least, seeing our Colonials
perform in top notch fashion at Hicks
The directors of the Albemarle Lea
gue for the 1949 season learned by
bitter experience what it is to disre
gard the by-laws of the league, in the
headlong desire to see a winning
team; thereby instead of sticking to
the agreed upon number of players,
they went hog-wild, resulting in al
most disastrous financial setbacks.
The directors of the Albemarle Lea
gue learned that the cost of baseball
was entirely too high for the attend
ance. To correct these errors of judg
ment at the beginning of the 1950
season, they have made an effort to
cult the expenses by lowering the num
At Taylor Theatre
On Friday Night
M Miss Chowan County”
Will Be Chosen For
A beauty contest will be staged at
tlio Taylor Theater Friday night,
. April 21, at 9 o’clock, with each con
testant being sponsored by a leading,
merchant of Edenton.
'Similar contests are being sponsor
ed in theaters in other counties, to se
' lect a winner from their respective
county to compete for Queen of the
. Potato Festival, which will be held in
Elizabeth City on May 3rd.
The winner of the contest Friday
- night will be named “Miss Chowan
County” and will go to Elizabeth City
on April 28th to compete with Other
county winners on the stage of the
Carolina Theater for queen of .the Po
i tato Festival. County winners will
also serve as bridesmaids to the queen
: on festival day, which promises to be
i the biggest and most spectacular to be
staged in the Albemarle in many
Contestants must be at least fifteen
years of age and must appear in even
ing dresses. Anyone wishing to par
ticipate who has not already been con
tacted, please call the Taylor Theater,
1 phone 60. Prizes are 'to be awarded
by Taylor Theater Company.
Those having already entered the
’ contest are:
Carolyn Harrell, sponsored by
. Quinn Furniture Co.
Betty Byrum, sponsored by the
Chowan Motor Co.
Vera Boyce, sponsored by P & Q
©yble Cayton, sponsored by Colonial
Dot Keeter, sponsored by Byrum
i Joan Cobb, sponsored by Chestnutt
Betsy Duncan, sponsored by Chas.
1 H, Jenkins Co.
Aftn Harless, sponsored by Tots &
Joyce Webb, sponsored by Leggett
j & Davis.
I Kitty Campen, sponsored by Bad
j ham Bros.
Sarah Kemp Wood, sponsored by
Mrs. Mary Fuller, sponsored by
; Elliott Co.
Sharon Lupton, sponsored by Cam
Peggy Williams, sponsored by Bell’s
Dorothy Heninger, sponsored by
Maryetta Perry, sponsored by Gulf
Lillian Leary, sponsored by Betty
Peggy Goodwin, sponsored by Hobbs
Shirley Kee'er, sponsored by C. B.
Mooney & Son.
Jaycees Planning: To
Stage Boxing Show
Announcement is made by the Jun
ior Chamber of Commerce that in the
near future the Jaycees will sponsor
an amateur boxing show to be held at
the Edenton Armory.
Proceeds of the show will go to the
high school athletic fund and the sup
porting of the forthcoming Sea Scout
> ber of hired players, which to our
i minds, if they stick to this decision,
; is an excellent beginning and will get
■ results. This is possible provided they
i do not follow last year’s pattern of
s continually changing the by-laws, dur- ■
i ing the heat and enthusiasm of the
i baseball season, no doubt, motivated (
: by a desire to get a winning team or
; bust. The financial difficulties of all
i the teams in the Albemarle proves the
i case strongly. (
Owing to last year’s experience,
baseball reached a very low ebb in !
Edenton. Now, through the commend
able loyalty of the local players, who
! have offered their services and talents
: without charge, we are experiencing
1 a new surge of enthusiasm for the 1
i great American sport. 3
If a like response can be had from 1
all our fans, baseball can once again 1
reach new heights, thus affording top |
notch entertainment and the pride and
thrill of having an outstanding ball :
There may be some misconception 1
prevalent relative to the light bill ;
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Three Contests For
County Offices In
Election May 27th
| Band Director Resigns I
H. W. Williams, director of the
Edenton High School Band, has
resigned his position, to be effec
tive June 3, 1950.
Mr. Williams’ resignation was
announced Wednesday morning by
Richard Hines, newly elected
president of the Band Associa
-1 tion. Mr. Hines allso stated that
a committee is making an effort
to secure another Director so that
there will be no delay in the pro
i gress of the Band.
With French Gifts
Will Visit Chowan
On Exhibit at Various
Schools In County
i April 26-28
. Last year the people of North Caro
lina received the French Gratitude
, Train gifts sent by the people of
France to show their appreciation for
gifts collected for them in the well
! known Friendship Train. The exhibits,
including pictures, books, dolls, china,
! lace, toys, a wedding gown, and other
items were displayed for a time in
1 Raleigh and are now to be sent
through the State in a specially equip
-1 ped trailer _ museum, containing 26
separate representative exhibits. The
1 program is administered by the State
Department of Archives and History
■ and has the support of the State De
partment of Public Instruction.
1 The following tentative schedule has
been prepared for the schools of the
Edenton White School, Wednesday,
Edenton Colored School Tuesday,:
Chowan High School, Rocky Hock
Central School and White Oak School.
Friday, April 28.
j In order that adults of the County I
may have the opportunity to see the j
trailer museum, it is thought that ar
rangements may be made to have the
trailer open from 7:00 until 9:00 eith
er Wednesday or Thursday night, at
the Court House or some other con
Lions Club Minstrel
Regarded Best Yet
Performance Staged In
Edenton Lions Club’s third annual
minstrel, presented in the high school
auditorium Friday night, was a very
delightful affair, termed by many as
being the best show presented by the
Lions thus far.
Oscar Duncan directed the minstrel
and performance of the participants
reflected a thorough coaching job.
Ernest Ward, Jr., was interlocutor,
with John Mitchener, J. P. Partin,
Maurice Bunch, Jr., George Thompson,
West Byrum, Jr., and Bill Cozart as
end men. The show went off very
smoothly, with the various jokes and
special' numbers resulting in a great
deal of applause.
The number receiving the most ap
plause and calling for an encore was i
“Alexander’s Rag Time Band,” in
which Shirley Keeter tap danced while
Georg® Thompson sang and Maurice
Punch played a trumpet.
Mrs. M. A. Hughes furnished the
piano music for the show.
Colonials Will Start
To Practice Monday
Announcement was made Tuesday
that Edenton’s Colonials will begin
practice next Monday afternoon at 5
o’clock on Hicks Field. Any ball play
er of Chowan or Gates counties in
terested in trying to make the team
is requested to report at Hicks Field
at that time.
This year there will be a limit of
outside players with the Colonials be
;ng allowed to draw from Chowan and
Gates counties as local players.
Peter Carlton Files as
Candidate For County
Hubert Williford Files
As Candidate For
With last Saturday being the dead
line for candidates to file for office
in the May primary election, three
contests will create some interest in
Chowan County’s voting.
Peter Carlton, near the deadline
Saturday, filed as County Commiss
ioner from the First Township, oppos
ing A. S. Hollowell, incumbent.
Another contest will be the three
cornered race for Chowan County’s
Representative in the General Assem
bly. The three candidates 1 are John
F. White, veteran legislator; Mrs.
Josie Ruth (Wheeler) Carr, only
woman ever to run for the offive in
Chowan County, and W. C. (Bill)
Bunch, Jr., the youngest candidate
ever to seek the office in Chowan
The other contest will be for Sher
iff, with J. A. Bunch, incumbent, be
ing opposed by Trot Leary.
Hubert Williford, local undertaker,
has filed for the office of Coroner, and
has no opposition. For many years
Chowan has not elected a Coroner,
with the Clerk of Court appointing
one if necessary.
All other county officials have no
opposition, and include the following:
Clerk of Court—E. W. Spires.
Judge of Recorder’s Court—Marvin
Prosecutor, Recorder’s Court—Wel
County Commissioner—W. W. By
rum, E. N. Elliott, Raleigh Peele and
•J. A. Webb.
On the surface at present, little
interest in the forthcoming election
| for local offices is apparent, although
quite a lot of work is being done in
connection with the U. S. Senate race
with Frank Graham. Willis Smith and
Robert Reynolds as .the.candidates..
Election day will be May 27.
Puppet Show In
Schools April 21,24
Program Stresses Im
portance of Dental
A puppet ■jhow sponsored by the
Division of Oral Hygiene, State Board
of Health, will show in schools of Cho
wan County April 21 and 24. Only
tlie larger schools with electricity and
a stage will have the show, since the
time is limited.
The show emphasizes the need for
dental care and stresses annual dental
examinations in a most interesting
manner. It is intended for smaller
children in the primary and gram
The schedule for the show in Cho
wans County follows:
April 21—Chowan High School, 1:30
April 24—Rocky Hock School, 9:16
A. M.; Edenton colored school, 11 A.
M.; Edenton white school, 1:30 P. M.
Dr. Ralph T. Warren
DAV “Hero Os Month’
Dr. Ralph T. Warren, son-in-law of
the Rev. Harold W. Gilmer, national
service officer of Disabled American
Veterans, with offices in Winston-
Salem, was one of two men saluted
last week by DAV as “heroes of the
month.” The selection went to Dr.
Warren for “hard work, unselfish and
untiring in his devotion to diuty.”
During the month of March DAV
obtained 218 awards for a total of
$36,855.60 in monetary benefits for
disabled veterans in North Carolina.
SCHOOL BIDS OPENED APRIL 25
Bids for the construction of a new
white high school will be opened at
bbe high school Tuesday, April 25, at
2 P. M. It is hoped the figures sub
mitted will permit a contract to be let.
SPECIAL MEETING OF COLONIAL
DIRECTORS ON FRIDAY NIGHT
A special called meeting of the di
rectors of the Edenton Colonials will
be held held Friday night at 8 o’clock
in the Court House. All directors are
especially urged to attend.